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Our Office is located at: 

91 Timberlane Road

Waynesville, NC 28786

Psychiatric Clinic: 828-454-7220
Adult Recovery Unit: 828-454-1098

Fax: 877-346-1089

For billing questions, please call 804-433-3530 or email

The Balsam Center

Meet the Staff

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April Brewton

Manager of Crisis Services

April is a Haywood County native with a deep-rooted connection to the community. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Troy University, and she has dedicated two decades to the field of residential services and accumulated a decade of experience in healthcare management. In her current role, April assets in the crisis service lines of ACS. Her professional journey has been driven by a genuine passion to give back to her community and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals who may be facing challenges in mental health and substance use. In her spare time,  she enjoys exploring the beautiful landscapes around Haywood County by hiking with her husband and children.


Nicole Chouinard

Manager of Evidence-Based Programs

Nicole joined ACS in 2015 and has held several roles since that time, including direct care and Child Services Coordinator. She has a heart for individuals with special needs and those with mental illness. Her passion for serving the diverse needs of our population largely is due to her own non-verbal, special-needs child.  Nicole believes that everyone has an equal voice, whether they can be heard or understood.  In her free time, Nicole enjoys being with her family and friends in Florida and NC and being an active cheerleader in the lives of her children. 

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Courtney Bodini

Eastern Clinics Manager

Courtney is a native of Macon County.  Courtney graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor's in Sociology, and in 2018 with a Master's in Psychology. Courtney is a CDAC and is currently pursuing a Masters in Counseling. Courtney started with ACS in March of 2014 and has worked with IIH, CST, PSS, SAIOP, and DWI services. 

Director of Operations

Jewell Tewell |  828-837-0071 

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